Archive for May 2nd, 2008

Here is Christian Audio’s free book offer in May:  Martin Luther in His Own Words.

Most all Christians know the name Martin Luther. Less familiar, however, are his words. This compilation of many of Luther’s most important writings serves as an excellent introduction to those new to Luther. It also provides a fresh medium for people familiar with his writing.

You won’t agree with everything Luther says, but he is quite the historic figure in church history and a great Reformer!

Disclaimer:  there are many books on this site I would not recommend, but when they offer a free one, I pass it on to you!

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“Wow! Wow! Wow!” is Phil Johnson’s reaction to a new book Why We are Not Emergent by Two Guys Who Should Be!

He recommends that everyone that has concerns about the Emergent Church read this book. Or if you know someone considering this latest fad, read it and pass it on to them.

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Elisabeth Elliot suffered the loss of two husbands. The first, Jim Elliot, was killed by Auca Indians in Ecuador while trying to reach them with the gospel. The second, Addison Leitch, was slowly consumed by cancer. In relating to what these experiences were like, she referred to Psalm 46, saying that in the first shock of death “everything that has seemed most dependable has given way. Mountains are falling, earth is reeling. In such a time a time it is a profound comfort to know that although all things seem to be shaken, one thing is not: God is not shaken.” She added that the thing that is most needful is to do what the psalmist does later, to be “still” and know that God is God. God is God whether we recognize it or not. But it comforts us and infuses strength into our faltering spirits to rest on that truth.

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R.C. Sproul has a great article in this month’s Tabletalk on “the sinfulness of sin.” Highly recommended!

Not until we take God seriously will we ever take sin seriously. But if we acknowledge the righteous character of God, then we, like the saints of old, will cover our mouths with our hands and repent in dust and ashes before Him.

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Abraham Piper has a helpful post on how to make your blog reading much easier! I have used RSS feeds for the last year and they are great. (Don’t worry if you don’t know what an RSS feed is. You will after reading the article by Piper).

The article guides you through a way to set this up on your computer. It is easy. Really! And you will benefit greatly from it–even if you just read one blog regularly.

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